Faculty


New Associate Deans for Business Programs

From left, Associate Deans Robert Day, Sulin Ba, and David Souder. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
From left, Associate Deans Robert Day, Sulin Ba, and David Souder. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professors Day, Souder Assume New Leadership Roles; Strive to Further Distinguish Business Programs

The School of Business has appointed two veteran professors, Bob Day and David Souder, to its top leadership team. Continue Reading


Manufacturing Enters Era of Artificial Intelligence

Industry 4.0 concept

UConn’s MEM Program Gives Students Unique Mix of Business, Engineering Skills for Technology Revolution

In just the past seven or so years, the world of manufacturing has inaugurated the next phase of its own evolution with a new set of guiding principles known as “Industry 4.0.” Just as the transitions from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age to the Iron Age marked periods of radical, sweeping advances for the human species, Industry 4.0 marks the next, drastically different epoch of production technology. Continue Reading


Folta to Oversee Professional Group

Westfair Communications – University of Connecticut management professor Timothy B. Folta has been elected to a five-year term overseeing the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management. The academy is an organization of management educators, with more than 19,000 members in 120 countries. In addition to hosting conferences and supporting research, it publishes six research journals. The BPS division has more than 5,000 members.


There’s One Major Thing Everyone Gets Wrong About Amazon and the Retail Apocalypse

Business Insider – Amazon and the rise of online shopping have been repeatedly blamed for the staggering rate of store closures and bankruptcies disrupting the retail industry in the US.

But e-commerce accounts for only a small fraction of the problems pushing many American retailers to the brink of death, according to Doug Stephens, a retail-industry consultant.



CT at Center of Corporate Relocation Strategy

Hartford Business Journal – Health insurer Aetna’s decision to relocate top-level employees to New York City, while maintaining the bulk of its workforce in Hartford, is part of a nationwide management trend in which companies are increasingly separating their corporate executives from the rest of their workforce.


What Do Measures of Real-Time Corporate Sales Tell Us About Earnings Surprises and Post-Announcement Returns?

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial RegulationNamho Kang is Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Connecticut. This post is based on a recent paper authored by Professor Kang; Kenneth A. Froot, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; Gideon Ozik, Affiliate Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School; and Ronnie Sadka, Professor of Finance at Boston College Carroll School of Management.


Are Noisy Airport Flight Paths Discriminatory?

Jeffrey Cohen (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Jeffrey Cohen (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

As Fed Reserve Scholar, Professor Cohen Explores Airport Noise, Housing Vacancy Ripple Effects

Jeffrey Cohen, a professor of finance and real estate, served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for four days in May. Continue Reading


UConn Professor Gets Some Answers About Social Media Addiction

Mansfield Patch – A University of Connecticut faculty member has reached a conclusion about social media addiction — the answer seems to lie not with quantity of postings but whether people post more on weekends than weekdays.

UConn operations and information management professor Xue Bai and two colleagues revealed the findings in a newly published study in the journal “Information & Management” titled, “Weekdays or weekends: Exploring the impacts of microblog posting patterns on gratification and addiction.”


Social Media Addiction: Who’s Most at Risk?

HealthNewsDigest.com – Are you at risk of becoming addicted to social media?

It seems the answer lies not in how much you tweet or microblog, but rather, whether you post significantly more on weekends than weekdays.

That’s what UConn operations and information management professor Xue Bai and two colleagues found in a newly published study in the journal Information & Management titled, “Weekdays or weekends: Exploring the impacts of microblog posting patterns on gratification and addiction.” Their findings are based on in-depth study of the habits and responses of a diverse group of 308 microbloggers.